Black Gold Orchid Mix

$8.98

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Size: 8 Quart Bag

Recommended for terrestrial to semi-terrestrial orchids, this premium quality special blend contains added lime, to regulate pH and is highly recommended for Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum, and Phaius orchid species, among others.

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Black Gold Orchid Mix

Black Gold Orchid Mix is a premium potting mix for Orchids. This commercial-grade blend includes small fir bark, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, lime, perlite and screened pumice. Lime balances the pH, and is ready to use. This mix is for orchids, with the design to provide support and retain water and other nutrients.

It is best to repot orchids when they have grown larger than the pot they dwell in. This means the actual plant itself, and not the root ball. Often, the roots will grow up and over the sides of the pot, before the plant has had the chance to grow bigger than the pot. It is best to repot your orchids at the very beginning of the growing season.

When to Repot:

  1. When you pull the plant out of the pot and only see a bundle of roots.
  2. Roots are noticeably growing through drainage holes and are beginning to show on the top of the soil.
  3. When new growth appears, it is coming in smaller than the old growth.
  4. After watering, the plant is wilting quickly as opposed to retaining the moisture.

Symptoms 1 and 2 can also be caused by over watering your orchid, or the soil being too compact. Be aware and watch for this.

When Choosing a New Pot:

  • Allow the new pot to be 1 to 2 inches larger than the older pot. This will prevent root rot from occurring.
  • Make sure there are drainage holes in the new pot. A piece of gravel can be placed on the whole to keep the soil in, and allow water to flow out.
  • Cut and unwind any roots that are bound together. This will allow the roots to take fully to the new soil.
  • Keep soil at same level it was previously grown in.

 

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